The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the chrome.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as Google Chrome or Chromium or 11111 or Amigo or CoolNovo Browser or .netshrink exe compressor loader or Chromium Portable
belongs to software Google Chrome or Chromium or Idle Crawler or Adobe SVG Viewer or Idle~_~Crawler or Google Chrome Frame or 11111 or idlecrawler.com/blog
by Google (toolbar.google.com) or The Chromium Authors or Maple Studio or 11111 or The Chromium Authors & Alu ªsio Augusto Silva Gon?alves or PELock Software or LLC Mail.Ru (mail.ru).
Description: Chrome.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Chrome.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 856,904 bytes (8% of all occurrences), 843,592 bytes and 108 more variants.
The chrome.exe file is not a Windows core file. The chrome.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is not visible. Chrome.exe is able to manipulate other programs, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
You could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Google Chrome or Favorit).
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as chrome.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Trojan:Win32/Ransom.EJ or Trojan:Win32/Malagent (detected by Microsoft), and Packed.Generic.348 or Trojan.ADH (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the chrome.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with chrome. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the chrome.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.